Subject: Re: Bending and Buckling Book
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 17:55:24 GMT
James Thomson writes:
> I intend to educate myself about the bending and buckling behaviour
> of tubes. Can anyone recommend a textbook suitable for a numerate
> but rusty layman (an undergraduate engineering text should be ok)
> that gives a rigorous but accessible treatment of the subject?
I don't understand what you need to know about buckling of tubes.
Bicycles fail in fatigue except in crashes where tubes can become
bent. Buckling is not a common failure mode although I can imagine
that some of the newer frames with zigzag seat and chainstays could
fail in that mode in a crash, although it isn't likely.
For the relationships and formula for structural stress, the best book
I have seen is:
"Formulas for Stress and Strain" by Young & Roark
Jobst Brandt <email@example.com> Palo Alto CA